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‘Be patient’: Tesco issues plea for customers using home delivery as shopping rules change

'Be patient': Tesco issues plea for customers using home delivery as shopping rules change

He said: “We continue to offer priority slots for vulnerable customers.

“And if you’re vulnerable, disabled or elderly, you can also ask our drivers to carry your shopping into your home for you, as long as you aren’t self-isolating.

“We’re really grateful for your support and everything you’ve been doing to help keep our colleagues and other customers safe.

“Our colleagues are here to help and are still working very hard in difficult circumstances, so please continue to be kind, patient and respectful.”

Shopping rules have changed this week as face coverings are no longer legally required.

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Scammers are using young people in Norway to move money abroad

Scammers are using young people in Norway to move money abroad

Scammers are recruiting youth in Norway for summer jobs via social media and asking them to move money abroad.

The young people are contacted via Facebook with questions about whether they want a summer job, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reports.

Scammers are using the method to get past the filter the banks have that can detect a good number of fraud attempts made against Norwegian individuals or companies.

The money is first transferred to Norwegian account numbers belonging to Norwegian young people. They then transfer the money in different installments to foreign accounts.

“In that way, the fraud looks credible, because it is transferred to a Norwegian account number first,” communications director at SR-Bank, Thor Christian Haugland, told NRK.

He emphasizes that the young people who become involved can be prosecuted.

” We have submitted several reports on this to Økokrim, and we block the accounts immediately. But fortunately, we manage to stop most transactions,” he noted.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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Amazon customers can get £10 off by using this code on iPhone or Android

Amazon customers can get £10 off by using this code on iPhone or Android

It’s not often you get something for free but that’s exactly what some Amazon customers are being offered. Users of this popular shopping service are being given a very simple way of getting £10 off their next online order.

The retailer has just announced an incentive that applies the discount to those using the Amazon app on their iPhone or Android device for the first time. Yes, that’s the only catch.

All a user needs to do is download the Amazon app, sign in to their account, add at least £25 worth of products to their basket then use the APP10UK code when checking out. It’s as simple as that!

Amazon says that the offer will be subject to conditions and will be valid for the first 5,000 customers who meet both the requirements and the terms and conditions. That limited number of codes means you might need to be quick if you want to take advantage of the promotion.

Amazon’s app is available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and features easy ways to search for products and the option to compare prices and check availability instantly by scanning a barcode.

There’s also the option to buy with one click making online shopping a little faster. It’s free to download but will need an iPhone running iOS 12 or later to work.

One final thing to note is that customers must complete the purchase through the Amazon application between 00:01 on July 14 July and 11:59 PM on July 27 2021 and the purchase must be made on a smartphone as the offer excludes Amazon App for Android tablets, Windows Phones or iPad.

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Using bullets like fingerprints: How South Carolina is using tech to ID guns used in crimes

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… counties in South Carolina, along with Robeson and Scotland counties in North Carolina. At … sites nationwide, three are in South Carolina.
The technology essentially analyzes the … agent in charge of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s NIBIN …

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'It's healthier than using a pan!' Mike Reid on how to make the most of your summer BBQ

'It's healthier than using a pan!' Mike Reid on how to make the most of your summer BBQ

Mike Reid has teamed up with Aldi to celebrate “Junemas”, which is, essentially, Christmas in June. Aldi reintroduced its favourite Christmas products to stores this week, including mince pies, turkey burgers, and pigs in blankets.

He said: “Start off with a great piece of meat. The produce you start off with is half of what makes a good chef good.

“Using some good ingredients – Aldi’s got some phenomenal beef at the moment.

“Make sure you take things out of the fridge half an hour begore you’re planning on cooking it so that it’s at room temperature, and then doing it over a barbecue.

“Doing it over coal or over wood gives you that real extra authentic flavour to your steak. You can add a marinate to it too.”

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Interestingly, Mike explained that cooking meat on a barbecue is healthier than in a pan.

He said: “If you’re cooking a steak in pan, then you’re rendering the fat of that steak in a pan and so it sits there and goes back into the meat.

“If you’re cooking a steak on a barbecue, the fat drips down into the coal.

“So it’s actually much healthier cooking steak on a barbecue than in a pan or oven roasting.

“And there’s so many vegetables you can do on a barbecue, like a whole roasted cauliflower, aubergine, and eggplant.

“There’s such a variety. For me, barbecuing equals flavour – it doesn’t matter what that is. Whether it’s meat, or fish, or vegetables, you’re packing so much flavour in there.”

Mike stressed that one of the most important things to focus on when hosting a barbecue is the preparation.

He said: “Get things done in advance. You can get majority of the work done the day before. That takes the stress away.

“Share the work too so you can enjoy the day,” added Mike.

To serve with the meat at a barbecue, the chef recommended making a light salad and, as a drink, something fruity.

He said: “Think light flavours – berry punch, tropical ginger beer with rum, or Aperol Spritz.

“I like rum with pineapple juice too, or you can use ginger beer as the base.”

Mike’s recipes

Flaming Junemas turkey burgers with added sauce

Ingredients:

2 Turkey Burgers

2 Brioche burger buns

50g Mature cheddar cheese

100g Cranberry sauce

50g Dijon mustard

50g Mayonnaise

30g Rocket

Method:

– Cook Aldi’s turkey burgers over coals to get that nice, natural smokey flavour to your meat

– Once cooked through, add your cheese right at the end at the end so it melts over the top

– At the same time, slightly toast one of Aldi’s gorgeous brioche buns on the grill

– Place your mustard mayonnaise on the base, followed by some fresh rocket

– Top with your patty and cranberry sauce

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A great tip to ensure you melt your cheese without over cooking your burger is to cover it with a metal bowl, this will generate steam to give you an even melt.

Sizzling lime and chilli BBQ Santa-claws

Ingredients:

100ml Sweet chilli sauce

1 Red Chilli, sliced

1 lime, cut in half

Coriander to garnish

Method:

– Cook your prawns over a medium to high heat – you’ll start to see some nice rich colour appearing on the outer shells

– Once cooked to perfection, add your sweet chilli sauce to a bowl

– Toss in your prawns and nicely coat them all over

– Add in your sliced fresh chilli for a little extra heat

– Cut your lime in half and also grill, which not only gives you a lovely finish but most importantly draws out the natural sugars within

– Squeeze over the prawns for a turbo charged lime flavour, finishing them off with that added zing!

Top tip:

It’s not an Aussie barbecue without throwing some prawns on the barbie! Don’t be afraid of the colour – as I often tell my chefs, colour is flavour when you are cooking over fire.

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Stonewall urges teachers to stop using term ‘boys and girls’ in mixed-gender classes

Stonewall urges teachers to stop using term ‘boys and girls’ in mixed-gender classes

Stonewall, a charity founded in 1989 that fights for LGBTQ-inclusive education, has urged educators to ditch gendered language in the classroom. In guidance documents shared by the charity, school staff are encouraged to teach primary school children to use the pronoun “they/them”.

The documents said: “It is unnecessary to say ‘boys and girls’ when referring to learners of all genders, you could instead say ‘learners’.”

Schools have also been urged to check and update their policies.

The charity urged schools to remove “unnecessarily gendered language”.

“Instead of using ‘he’/’she’, you could use ‘they’,” the charity guidance said.

The charity is also championing for schools to ditch policies on gendered uniforms and allow children to compete in mixed-sex sports.

British educational institutions have the opportunity to become a member of the Stonewall School & College Champion schools by paying a yearly fee which can be as much as £800 plus VAT for institutions with over 2,000 pupils.

Once accepted, champion schools can apply for a bronze, silver or gold award to show they are following the “best practice” for inclusive education.

Stonewall advises school staff that they should: “Avoid dividing learners by gender, whether in the classroom (you could divide them by their favourite colour, month of birth or something else) or through uniform, sports activities or other aspects of school life.”

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A Stonewall spokesperson said they were “very proud of all of our work supporting schools to create supportive and inclusive environments which help everyone feel accepted for who they are”.

They added that the advice given to schools is “robust” and “in line with the Department for Education’s guidance for schools in England, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Equality Act Code of Practice”.

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More Surgical Teams Using Real-Time 'Digital Playbooks'

More Surgical Teams Using Real-Time 'Digital Playbooks'

More surgeons are using a software solution in the operating room that walks the team through role-specific best practices for a procedure in real time, eliminating inconsistencies that come from varied experience levels and techniques.

The first ‘digital playbook’ for surgeries was developed by Chicago-based ExplORer Surgical as part of a three-part strategy: to reduce inefficiencies, cut costs, and improve outcomes to benefit surgeons and medical device makers.

Also available is remote, two-way, HIPAA-compliant connectivity so that surgeons can watch others doing a procedure in another location or serve as proctors, observing others who are learning a technique they are teaching. A third component of the software is data capture so that surgeons can know, for instance, how long each step of the surgery takes, and how that compares with surgeons nationally.

When comparing data, surgeons may find that some colleagues can consistently complete a certain step in the procedure in half the time as others. That could help them learn new techniques to reduce inefficiencies.

ExplORer data indicate that up to 10% of intraoperative time is spent on preventable delays, a waste consistent across most surgical specialties, Jennifer Fried, MBA, the company’s cofounder and CEO, told Medscape Medical News.

Fried said that hundreds of healthcare providers and industry representatives use the ExplORer platform every month, and customer use is up 250% year over year.

She said that surgery is similar to aviation in the sense of having a takeoff and landing with checklists to complete along the way.

But pilots have instruments, indicators, and traffic controllers that provide constant support, she noted. That kind of support had been missing in the surgical realm.

Two other companies offer digital platforms to support surgeons, Fried said – Proximie and Avail.

While all three companies are focused on connectivity, she says, only ExplORer offers the playbook and data-capture components as well. 

The playbook will help replace some of the workarounds currently in use in operating rooms, such as surgeons putting together a PowerPoint presentation for a particular case or nurses taking notes in a notebook, she said.

ExplORer was founded in research in the Department of Surgery at the University of Chicago. Co-founder Alex Langerman, MD, a head and neck surgeon, and Fried, a healthcare venture capitalist who was doing graduate work at the university, launched the company in 2015 with funding from the National Science Foundation. In 2016, the company developed the commercial product.

ExplORer Surgical partners with medical device manufacturers who then contract with hospitals to install the software.

Fried declined to discuss costs for the software but said travel costs for surgeons have been greatly reduced since they can watch procedures on a screen from their own hospitals.

James Rickert, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with Indiana University Health in Bloomington, said his practice does not use these kind of support solutions, though he is familiar with them.

Rickert sees several benefits to ExplORer, among them a more seamless workflow. Having training available benefits both medical device makers and the surgeons, he said. Remote connectivity also saves surgeons from having to take time off work to get trained, perhaps in another city.

However, Rickert says he worries about a few things with such solutions.

One is that speeding up dissemination of instructions on doing a new procedure is not always preferable.

“The best example of that is metal-on-metal hips,” he said. “They were widely in use way before it was understood that they had tons of problems,” he said. “I’m not sure speeding the diffusion of use of a product is always necessarily the best thing.”

He said he also worries that some surgeons may feel emboldened to try an overly complex procedure if they are tele-linked to an expert watching on a screen. Or surgeons may become too reliant on the technological support.

Rickert added that the remote experts are not actually in the operating room and that “a lot of [surgery] is feel and judgment and experience…If there’s a complication you’re still the only guy doing it.”

He said he would like to see peer-reviewed research conducted on whether such solutions truly improve patient outcomes.

Fried is co-founder and CEO of ExplORer. Rickert has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Marcia Frellick is a freelance journalist based in Chicago. She has previously written for the Chicago Tribune, Science News, and Nurse.com, and was an editor at the Chicago Sun-Times, the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the St. Cloud (Minnesota) Times. Follow her on Twitter at @mfrellick.

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